Islam - The Only Life Style For Ultimate Success
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After dealing with the rights of the citizens of an Islamic State, I would like to briefly discuss the rights which Islam has conferred on its enemies. In the days when Islam came into focus the world was completely unaware of the concept of humane and decent rules of war. The West became conscious of this concept for the first time through the works of the seventeenth century thinker, Grotius. But the actual codification of the 'international law' in war began in the middle of the nineteenth century. Prior to this no concept of civilized behaviour in war was found in the West. All forms of barbarity and savagery were perpetrated in war, and the rights of those at war were not even recognized, let alone respected. The laws which were framed in this field during the nineteenth century or over the following period up to the present day, cannot be called 'laws' in the real sense of the word. They are only in the nature of conventions and agreements and calling them 'international law' is actually a kind of misnomer, because no nation regards them binding when they are at war, unless, of course, when the adversaries also agree to abide by them. In other words, these civilized laws imply that if our enemies respect them then we shall also abide by them, and if they ignore these human conventions and take recourse to barbaric and cruel ways of waging war, then we shall also adopt the same or similar techniques. It is obvious that such a course which depends on mutual acceptance and agreement cannot be called 'law'. And this is the reason why the provisions of this so-called 'international law' have been flouted and ignored in every way, and every time they have been revised, additions or deletions have been made in them.
A Selection of articles for this moment that may interest you
- A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of Bahrain
- None is equal with Him in rank (112:4)
- MUHAMMAD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
- The end cry of the righteous
- The Prophet Foretold By The Baptist Was Certainly Prophet Muhammad
- Jesus Questioned by Allah T'ala
- Surely the guilty shall not prosper!
- Abraham confounds Nimrod
- The Prophet Of Arabia As Spoken Of In The Bible
- Real Meanings of Eiman (Faith)